Monthly Archives: March 2015
Contained in a jar, of course. And, placed on a windowsill to catch the light. These fragrant shamrock beads delight the senses!
Posted in response to JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge-Shamrock.
Ephemeral: lasting for a very short time
The flowering of these beautiful trees ushers in the spring. I am amazed at how these trees seem to bloom over-night, in unison. One day, they go unnoticed; the next time you look, glorious color abounds.
The flowering beauty meets my definition of ephemeral since the colorful stage is transient. I try to consciously appreciate the sight. To me, the flowers seem to disappear without warning as suddenly as they arrive.
Time is relative. While these ornamental trees blossom every year, the growing cycle lasts only about 30 years for plum trees which is fleeting in the realm of time.
Close-up. Mauve mice holding cheese. Promising catnip pleasure. Cat hair authentic.
My cat, Stripey Boy, loves catnip. I came across some of his toys when I was searching my house for the color mauve. He had a grand time playing. I tried to snap a picture of him at play, tossing and pouncing on these little cloth mice, but he was moving too fast!
(Posted as entry for JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge-Mauve)
Spring Haiku (Fresh)
Flirting with us all
The colorful blossoming
A fresh wink of spring
Here is my dog, Pal, patiently waiting to come back up the porch steps to go inside.
Since my yard is unfenced, Pal needs a lead to keep him from accidently wandering off when he is outside by himself. He is a curious Bassett Hound and his nose could lead him astray.
He loves to roam around in the yard and look for sticks. Sometimes he lies facing the neighbor’s house so he can peep into their dining room window. He watches the backyard squirrels and the neighboring dogs. He doesn’t like to be outside by himself for very long; he loves his people! When he wants back in, he barks and we answer his request.
On this evening, he seemed to be enjoying the warmer weather. I captured this photo through the screened glass window of my back door as Pal watched me watch him! He is a good boy!
After he climbed back up the steps, he got a well-deserved treat.
I have noticed Cee’s challenges and decided to join in the fun. I hope it is ok to add my buddy along with the steps theme for the challenge.
Cloud Haiku (Cotton Candy)
Floating melon fluff
Sweet clouds of cotton candy
Soothe the break of dawn
(Posted in response to JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge:Melon.. Check out her miniature worlds!
I knew I had to have this framed tapestry as soon as I saw it at a town festival. It seemed like a pricey purchase at the time, but I told myself that it would be worth the cost. I knew it would be perfect hanging on the brick wall in my computer room at home.
The size seemed just right and I thought the rich wooden frame would look nice against the brick. A picture of books seemed ideal for a home office.
I thought the fact that the artwork was a framed tapestry was unusual. The colorful antique books almost looked real enough to touch. I liked the way the books seemed well-worn but well-loved. I liked the way the pattern repeated itself, although I didn’t notice it at first. I tried to imagine the book topics. History, romance, poetry and personal journals all waiting to be discovered.
The artwork on my wall reflects the way books, reading and writing have always been an important part of who I am.
Posted In response to the weekly photo challenge-Wall.
This photo is also posted as my fifth entry for the Five Days Challenge that I have been invited to participate in by terryb at through the lens of my life.. The challenge is to post five photos, one per day, for five days and write a story to go along with each photo. The story can be fiction or non-fiction. It can be a short paragraph, a page or a poem. Each day I am to select another person to carry on the challenge. Today, I extend an open invitation for all readers to join in the fun!
Light Tanka (Reaching)
Light enters darkness
Reaching into the shadows
Stretching to corners
As dimness lies cowering
Knowing lightness will prevail
This photo is for the Five Days Challenge that I have been invited to participate in by terryb at through the lens of my life.. The challenge is to post five photos, one per day, for five days and write a story to go along with each photo. The story can be fiction or non-fiction. It can be a short paragraph, a page or a poem. Each day I am to select another person to carry on the challenge.
Today, I would like to invite Barbara at Silver in the Barn. It is not mandatory and you can decline. If this is not the right time or you have already participated, I certainly understand.